Fashion Week: Front row favourites

Sep 01 2011 by
Categories : Fashion

Catwalk chaos

Amid the ranks of glossy fashion editors, zealous
bloggers, Hollywood starlets and reality TV try-hards stands the publicist: That poor person who has the unenviable task of figuring out who sits where during a fashion week
runway show. It seems simple enough, but when you have a potential of, say, 700 seats and only 100 viable spots in the front, picking the seating chart is a juggling act of epic proportions. The reality (if you can even call it that) is this: Anna can’t sit beside Glenda,
Tommy Ton behind Tavi Gevinson; what would happen if SJP and Diane Kruger — two of the biggest regulars during any and every fashion week — show up to Chanel side-by-side in the same look from
fall 2011? Catastrophe.
In celebration (or awe) of this crazy world of front row frenzy, we’ve dipped into our photo archives to pick our favourite leaders of the pack; those who will always have the #1 spot in our hearts and guest lists. Do you recognize every face? Take a guess — and look for our answer key at the bottom of this post.

(ANSWSER KEY: A) Anna Dello Russo with Hanneli Mustaparta, B) Joanna Hillman with Derek Blasberg, C) Hilary Alexander, D) Vogue Italia‘s Anna Piaggi, E) Carine Roitfeld, F) Bill Cunningham, G) Claire and Virginie Courtin-Clarins, H) Sarah Jessica Parker, Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington (Check out Grace’s dress sketch on her sketch pad!) Love the street style shots? For more great finds, click

Categories: Fashion